Competition drives Martel to excel

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  by Mike Knaak editor@thenewsleaders.com After proving his automotive know-how in a national automotive knowledge and skills contest, Nick Martel is sure he wants to pursue a career in automotive technology. “I decided this is the direction for the rest of my life,” Martel said. Martel, a senior at Sartell High School, earned a trip to the National Automotive Technology

Schindler served in Tokyo at the end of WWII

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The American Legion is celebrating its 100th birthday in 2019. In addition to national and statewide activities commemorating this milestone, American Post 328 of St. Joseph is planning a number of festive and patriotic activities for the community.   One of those special events will be profiles of St. Joseph-area veterans published in each Newsleader during 2019. The Newsleader is joining

Why can’t cars be more like lawnmowers?

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com It’s too bad cars are not more like lawnmowers because lawnmowers can get 140 miles – and even more – per gallon of gasoline. That’s what one car achieved at Brainerd International Raceway recently at a two-day SuperMileage competition. The car was one of three built by members of the Sartell High School SuperMileage Team comprised

Roske acquitted of child abuse charges

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com A jury in Stearns County Court acquitted a Sartell man who was arrested in early 2018 and charged with two felony counts of child abuse. On May 30, Brandon Taylor Roske, 23, was acquitted of one count of third-degree assault and one count of malicious punishment of a child under the age of 4. The jury

Benefit concert set for mandolin virtuoso

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com The great acoustic performer/composer Peter Ostroushko will be the subject of a benefit concert set for 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 18 in Sartell. Ostroushko is renowned worldwide for his mandolin- and fiddle-playing and for his original songs and musical scores. He suffered a debilitating stroke 17 months ago. The venue for the event is the Charles

Karki signs to play hockey for Silvertips

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Keegan Karki, a Sartell resident who has been playing hockey as long as he can remember, has just signed a three-year contract to play for the Silvertips in Everett, Washington. The son of Carrie and Allan Karki, Keegan, now 19, a goalie, seemed destined to play hockey even before he started school. “I’ve played since I

Cats free for seniors, veterans, military personnel

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by Dennis Dalman news@thenewsleaders.com Senior citizens, veterans and military personnel can adopt cats free at the Tri-County Humane Society. The cats are all 2 years old or older. In addition, anybody can adopt cats 6 months or older as part of a “name-your-own-price” sale. The sale is valid for same-day adoptions only. In 2018, the St. Cloud-based humane society adopted

Legion plans flag disposal ceremony

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St. Joseph American Legion Post 328 has planned an American Flag Retirement Ceremony for 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 14, in the Legion parking lot. Unserviceable flags that have been collected will be respectfully disposed of by burning. The public is invited to the event and to dispose of any worn or faded American flags. Immediately following the ceremony, coffee and